A Day in Vermont
June 26, 2017


Liberty Hill Farm

Auction Closed. Sold via Buy Now $800. Next Action Monday July 10.

Liberty Hill Farm in Rochester offers more than a great view. The hard working farm is also an Inn and gourmet food destination.

My artist friend Rae Newell and I were painting there last week. It was getting hot by the time the large woodchuck ran through my legs, under my easel, and down over the bank.

I finished it up at the Middletown Springs Strawberry Fest yesterday, where I got my just desert.

Size: 12X16 (auctioned unframed)
Medium: Oil on panel

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Please Note: Unless the “Buy Now” option occurs, this auction is scheduled to run for two weeks, until Monday July 10. I’ll be taking a few days off to spend with family. I hope you have a safe and happy fourth!

Fletcher Farm School’s Annual Craft Festival

If you are in the Ludlow area on Saturday July 1st, please stop by the Fletcher Farm School’s Annual Craft Festival and 70th Anniversary Celebration. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

I’ll be doing a painting demo from 10 – 11:30, when apparently I’ll be receiving the first “Robert Frost Award for excellence in artistry and art education”. 

While I’ve taken the last few years off from teaching to focus on my own work, the Universe, along with few others, have suggested the break’s about over.

30 Responses to “Liberty Hill Farm”

  1. Kathy Slechta

    I saw Peter painting this yesterday at the Strawberry Festival inMiddletown Springs. Truly a nice experience to watch him use oils to paint this painting.

  2. barbara b

    My daughter lives in Rochester. Your painting of Liberty Hill Farm is so pretty. I will definitely be checking this out the next time i visit her.

  3. Judy Storch

    I love seeing so much of my beloved Vermont through your fantastic paintings. You and Rae must have enjoyed a wonderful day painting Liberty Farm together. This is one of my favorites

  4. Melodie

    I LOVE the painting, and the story to go with it! Thank you so much for sharing this stunning work of art and the photo of the venue, as well. I just love it.

  5. cynthia adams

    First off…. a good chuckle re the woodchuck caper! Most of all….CONGRATULATIONS as the upcoming distinguished recipient of the Robert Frost award. Liberty Hill farm looks like it just belongs there…nestled in the hills and dale. Thank you…Cynthia Adams

    • Peter Huntoon

      I don’t know who was more surprised, him or me. Thank you Cynthia!

  6. Susan Roberts

    Another beautiful painting…another beautiful place in VT! Thank you!
    Watch out for the woodchucks!! Maybe he wanted to painted into the piece!
    Congratulations on the award! You must be so excited! What a career you have!!!

  7. Nancy West

    Congratulations on the upcoming award!!! Another beautiful farm painting. I enjoy your work!!

  8. Brian Blaine

    You did a splendid job of meeting the challenge of a lot of green elements by using a wide range of harmonious tones and values from almost yellow to a rich near-blue. Interesting shapes, texture, and a good sense of light and shadow enhance the foreground, while strong sunlight in the meadow and around the house and barn draw the eye boldly into the center of interest.

    • Peter Huntoon

      Few subjects provide an artist with more room to play with shapes, colors, and composition than a Vermont farm. Thank you Brian!

  9. Mary Fran Lloyd

    Congratulations Peter, for receiving such a prestigious award. I don’t know anyone more deserving!

    • Peter Huntoon

      Thanks very much Mary Fran, I probably wouldn’t have done much teaching without your “encouragement”!

  10. Michael Takac

    Sincere CONGRATULATIONS to you for the honor bestowed upon you as the first Frost award recipient. Well done, well deserved. And a commendation to those who selected you for getting the award off to a grand start. kudos to you from all if your friends here in central Florida.

  11. Karen Moorman

    Congratulation Peter, A wonderful award. Love the Painting and wish I could see some of them in person Thanks for making my Monday as always

  12. Mary McCulley

    I love barns of any shape/size or color! Love how the colors contrast: the red of the barn with the shades of gree/blue of the foliage/mountains.. I feel good every time I look at this and almost want to say..Peter! take me away!!!!! LOL very nice…

  13. Ronald Lewis

    Congratulations on your much-deserved award. Here I’m the poet, but you’re the one winning an award named for a poet! Loved your painting of the Tinmouth Channel that I saw you paint on your TV Program, A Day in Vermont.


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